NUC Sports Prospect Profile – Leon O’Neal Jr. | Safety | Class of 2018 | #9 | 6’1 190 | Cypress Springs, TX |
Leon O'Neal's Evaluation
NUC Draft Guru's Rating System looks at the following key area's of the players performance and calculated potential at the next level:
1 - Position Skills8.6
3 - Explosion9.6
4 - Technique8.5
5 - Playmaking9.7
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Leon O’Neal Jr.
Jersey Number: 9
Ht/Wt: 6-1, 190
School: Cypress Springs
By EJ Holland – Texas Analyst
O’Neal is a versatile defensive back that excels as a free safety but can also play cornerback and nickel back. He is extremely athletic, has great natural instincts and is capable of making acrobatic pass deflections and interceptions even when caught out of position. O’Neal plays with a lot of fire and passion for the game. He is a natural born leader that can spearhead a defense with his play on the field and energy off of it.
Areas of improvement:
O’Neal is still very raw. While his ceiling is high, he needs to continue to work on his hips and technique. He often relies too much on his athleticism, which hurts him.
Alabama, Baylor, Clemson, Georgia, Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M and others.
O’Neal earned second team all-district honors after recording 86 tackles, four pass breakups and two interceptions as a junior.